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Tracing Gun Violence Through Three Generations Of A Family

Violent crime has been going down over the past few decades, but for some families, it still defines their daily lives as they cope with shootings and their aftermath.

President Trump reaches to shake hands with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a news conference in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump, In A 180-Degree Switch, Says NATO 'No Longer Obsolete'

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Fighter jets onboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson off the disputed South China Sea on March 3. The carrier was recently ordered to "report on station in the Western Pacific Ocean," instead of sailing for Australia as planned. Bullit Marquez/AP hide caption

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Trump's Gunboat Diplomacy In Asia May Prove Quite Different From Syria

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Pitch Black City Matt Hughes
Nica's Dream Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers featuring Horace Silver
Last Breath Elaquent
You Know Me Thunder Dreamer

Victor Pizarro runs a taxi company in Plattsburgh, N.Y., about 20 miles from the Canadian border. Since January, several people have asked to be driven to a road near the border. Ashley Cleek for NPR hide caption

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A Taxi Driver's Mission To Help Refugees Reach The Canadian Border

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Xylem Up D Numbers
Drive Me Wild J Dilla
Turn Around Sola Rosa & Iva Lamkum

Leguizamo wears tweed, issues demerits and wields chalk like a magic wand in Latin History for Morons. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of The Public Theater hide caption

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Actor John Leguizamo's Career Goal: To Give Latino Kids Their Own Heroes

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Dime la Verdad Cortijo y Su Combo
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra
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Stella by Starlight Bobby Hutcherson

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Tracing Gun Violence Through 3 Generations Of A Family

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Titi Dem Too Service The Kondi Band

Across Texas there are thousands of rape kits that have been collected, but remain untested. One state representative is proposing taking donations to raise the money. Pat Sullivan/AP hide caption

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Donations From Drivers Might Help End Rape Kit Backlog In Texas

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Driving a Car While Listening to Bill Burr's Podcast dne

At Saint Michael's Association for Special Education in St. Michaels, Ariz., the tap water sometimes runs yellow, brown and black. Sami Rapp/Courtesy of Saint Michael's Association for Special Education hide caption

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On The Navajo Nation, Special Ed Students Await Water That Doesn't Stink

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Apertura Gustavo Santaolalla
Waves [Chilly Gonzales Piano Remake] [Remix] Erol Alkan & Boys Noize

Former House Speaker and 2012 Republican Party presidential candidate Newt Gingrich autographs a copy of his book at a campaign event in Georgetown, S.C., in 2012. Gingrich published with conservative publishing house Regnery Publishing. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Trump's Win Changed The Game For Publishers On The Left And The Right

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